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Autism seen as asset, not liability, in some jobs - Jim Huggins
December 9th, 2009
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Autism seen as asset, not liability, in some jobs
Autism seen as asset, not liability, in some jobs (from MSNBC)

Summary: there are companies that are specifically seeking out people with Asperger's Syndrome, a particularly high-functioning form of autism, to work as software development testers. The jobs require intense attention to detail, single-minded focus and a willingness to work on something repetitively until perfect --- a classic description of Aspie's. (I've had a couple of Aspie's in my classes over the years, and I can certainly testify to this.)

It's kinda fascinating to see a "disability" being viewed as an asset in the workplace, rather than a liability.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 10th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)

Interesting

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This is really interesting! Thanks for the post, Jim. I always enjoying reading what you write. Keep the good stuff coming, please! Thanks.
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From:jkhuggins
Date:December 10th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)

Re: Interesting

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